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Joe Beef

Certificate of Excellence
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
French, Canadian
As featured in Goldylockx in Montreal
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2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada (Charlevoix)
+1 514-935-6504
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Words can't describe this place. Too many outstanding things about this place to say in a single review. Just go there and order anything they suggest. It's that good.

Thank ken S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was exquisite, atmosphere was wonderful (except for a group of drunk, loud guests but that was no fault of the restaurant.) Service was absolutely amazing, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, made perfect food and wine pairings. All of the staff were great. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Make sure to make reservations well in advance! It is worth the wait.

Thank AriaBailey
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were able to score a 6:30 reservation about 60 days in advance of our visit, which was honored by the restaurant. We were immediately seated and the service continued to be excellent. The food is absolutely wonderful. You can choose your steak from a tray and the waiters are so helpful. We had rib eye steak, sausage and haddock.... More 

Thank Jillian L
Hoboken, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So I'm a foodie, i just like to try everything. Joe Beef has been on my list since i found out i was going to Montreal. The food was pretty spectacular but the secret sauce that made this experience great was our server, Isabelle. We told her that we just wanted to try something that had Frois Gras and Bone... More 

Thank Matt L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So, we've been to many restaurants and we're looking forward to the experience and the promise of Joe Beef. It all started with an unauthentic greeting and was followed by us being seated at a garbage can view table. It did not stop there however. We were then presented with a mediocre wine selection (granted I didn't want to spend... More 

1 Thank Philippe P
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy, warm, inviting. Thats how I describe Joe Beef. They welcome you in like you are part of the family and serve you amazing food. Fresh oysters following by a wonderful ribeye and scallop dish. Their frites are amazing as well. This place fills up fast and rightfully so, its really really good.

Thank tesoro1981
Toronto, ON
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161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favourite restaurant experiences ever! We came with high expectations knowing that it's one of the best restaurants in Canada and we left loving it!!! The food was superb! For us the highlights were: sea urchin, fois gras with this incredible brioche, oysters/crab starter, and the duck dish. The staff/service was outstanding! I loved how they took charge... More 

Thank DomCanada
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to it! Had the lobster spaghetti: bland, very ordinary.... the veal meatball (Pojarski de veau) was good. Isabelle our server was excellent. The hostess was not with the "mostest".

Thank Lazydi
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was the absolute best and service overall was good ( except for the lady who brought us our jackets before I even finished my coffee). But service could not make up for the average food . We like to try different places and don't mind paying a little more for higher rated or "in" places. The appetizers were... More 

1 Thank 69Calvin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent. The staff is even better. Busy, chaotic, and yes, the blackboard menu is an optical nightmare. That said, I have never seen a restaurant staff all so happy and helpful. Alex was an efficient conductor in a packed room(s) and seemed to have every customer in her radar. She even came running after me to say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$74
French, Canadian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2491-2501 Rue Notre-Dame, Montreal, Quebec H3J 1N6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-935-6504

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)

Neighbourhood Profile
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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